• I am spirit.

    Today's idea identifies you with your one Self. It accepts no split identity, nor tries to weave opposing factors into unity. It simply states the truth. Practice this truth today as often as you can, for it will bring your mind from conflict to the quiet fields of peace. No chill of fear can enter, for your mind has been absolved from madness, letting go illusions of a split identity.

    We state again the truth about your Self, the holy Son of God Who rests in you; whose mind has been restored to sanity. You are the spirit lovingly endowed with all your Father's Love and peace and joy. You are the spirit which completes Himself, and shares His function as Creator. He is with you always, as you are with Him.

    Today we try to bring reality still closer to your mind. Each time you practice, awareness is brought a little nearer at least; sometimes a thousand years or more are saved. The minutes which you give are multiplied over and over, for the miracle makes use of time, but is not ruled by it. Salvation is a miracle, the first and last; the first that is the last, for it is one.

    You are the spirit in whose mind abides the miracle in which all time stands still; the miracle in which a minute spent in using these ideas becomes a time that has no limit and that has no end. Give, then, these minutes willingly, and count on Him Who promised to lay timelessness beside them. He will offer all His strength to every little effort that you make. Give Him the minutes which He needs today, to help you understand with Him you are the spirit that abides in Him, and that calls through His Voice to every living thing; offers His sight to everyone who asks; replaces error with the simple truth.

    The Holy Spirit will be glad to take five minutes of each hour from your hands, and carry them around this aching world where pain and misery appear to rule. He will not overlook one open mind that will accept the healing gifts they bring, and He will lay them everywhere He knows they will be welcome. And they will increase in healing power each time someone accepts them as his thoughts, and uses them to heal.

    Thus will each gift to Him be multiplied a thousandfold and tens of thousands more. And when it is returned to you, it will surpass in might the little gift you gave as much as does the radiance of the sun outshine the tiny gleam a firefly makes an uncertain moment and goes out. The steady brilliance of this light remains and leads you out of darkness, nor will you be able to forget the way again.

    Begin these happy exercises with the words the Holy Spirit speaks to you, and let them echo round the world through Him:

    Spirit am I, a holy Son of God, free of all limits, safe and healed and whole,
    Free to forgive, and free to save the world.

    Expressed through you, the Holy Spirit will accept this gift that you received of Him, increase its power and give it back to you.

    Offer each practice period today gladly to Him. And He will speak to you, reminding you that you are spirit, one with Him and God, your brothers and your Self. Listen for His assurance every time you speak the words He offers you today, and let Him tell your mind that they are true. Use them against temptation, and escape its sorry consequences if you yield to the belief that you are something else. The Holy Spirit gives you peace today. Receive His words, and offer them to Him.

  • I am not the victim of the world I see.

    How can I be the victim of a world that can be completely undone if I so choose? My chains are loosened. I can drop them off merely by desiring to do so. The prison door is open. I can leave simply by walking out. Nothing holds me in this world. Only my wish to stay keeps me a prisoner. I would give up my insane wishes and walk into the sunlight at last.

    • Ah yes. This is a good return to what we are pondering. What is God pondering? Nothing. It's perfection, There, nothing really is, 'coz nothing we see here is anything we actually feel, see, or hear! Not is the body sense. So breaking away from this we can now see everything a new, there is freshness to all. We are not 'in' it, for to be in it would mean we are attached. So now we see from God's point of view. It is all just there, a figment of our interpretation based on all the past, and we can then move on knowing that that was that, and that that is all it will ever be. Now we can look upon it in a new light, there is a light shining on it. It is God's light, as God is in my mind now.
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  • Early on in the course, of which I have been at since 2005 and now just finishing, is Lesson 182:

    "I will be stil an instand and go home"

    Now several years later I wonder at why I paged marked it!?

    Of this lesson at that time, I underlined the following:

    called you to

    persistent feeling

    you merely hold a picture of a past that never happened

    He desires to go home deeply, so unceasingly, His voice cries unto you to let Him rest a while.

    Whenyou are still an instant, when the world recedes from you, when valueless ideas cease to have value in your restless mind, then will you hear His Voice.

    You have not lost your innocence. It is for this you yearn. This is your heart's desire. This is the voice you hear, and this the call which cannot be denied. The holy Child remains with you. His home is yours. Today He gives you His defenselessness, and you accept it in exchange for all the toys of battle you have made. And now the way is open, and the journey has an end in sight at last. Be still an instant and go home with Him, and be at peace a while."
  • Hi,
    Go back to the beginning and really read lesson 4. It really gounded me today. I was a miracle.
    Simple, but it worked. I am shouting off the roof.


    Love to all
  • I like the opposite of LOVE is not hate . The opposite of LOVE is fear. Helped me to understand people better and give them the benefit of the doubt.
    • I completely agree with this. Give me understanding of those who do not understand.
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